The air is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and Thanksgiving is already gone. Christmas music gently floats through your local supermarket isles, and your neighborhood is slowly becoming the north pole, one house at a time. The holidaze are officially upon us, and it is time to start celebrating our traditions, but with a new twist. With more than 15 states with legal recreational cannabis now, what better time than Christmas to include the gift of trees for us blazers! Traditions of the past have Rudolf the red nosed Reindeer. This year begins Rudolf the red eyed Blazedear! From cannabis-infused recipes to decorations, gifts, and even party games, adding Cannabis to your Christmas celebrations will give a whole new meaning to lighting up the tree!
Tis’ The Season … to Get Baked
Without a doubt, the best part of the holiday season is eating without worrying about the consequence. From exquisite dinners to delicious drinks and mouth-watering desserts, adding cannabis could be a fun way to spice things up! We already shared a cannalicious recipe last season; now we are planning to get you baked with these recipes!
Can you even call it Christmas dinner without a Christmas ham? Wow your guests with this cannabis-infused glazed ham recipe!
● 1 smoked cured ham 8-12 pounds
● 1/8 cup whole cloves of garlic
● 2/3 cup brown sugar
● 1 cup apple cider
● 1/2 cup orange juice
● 1/4 cup cannabis-infused oil
● 1/4 cup mustard sauce
● 1 tsp cinnamon
● 1/4 tsp garlic powder
This baby will feed about 12 people and is easy to make! After preheating your oven to 300°F, stud your ham with cloves of garlic by making small incisions that resemble diamonds throughout the fat. Be careful not to slice the meat itself. Afterward, combine the mustard, garlic powder, cinnamon, apple cider, cannabis oil, brown sugar, salt, and orange juice into a saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. The longer you cook, the thicker it will become. Baste the ham generously with the glaze, and bake for 1.5-2 hours. Make sure to baste your ham every 15 minutes throughout the baking process. Cover with foil and let the ham cool for 20 minutes before serving it to the peeps waiting to feed their tums AND their heads! Don’t worry about leftovers, after the mad munchies kick in, there won’t be any.
Note: Don’t have access to cannabis oil? No problem – there are two solutions:
1) Substitute your own canna-butter
2) Use the same amount of Hemp Oil and infuse with 1 Tbsp loose pollen/kief.
Cannabis-infused White Chocolate Milk
Who doesn’t love chocolate milk? Feed your inner child with this home prepared 420 Hot Toddy!
● 1 tbsp Cannabis butter
● 4 ounces white chocolate
● 2 cups of milk
● 1 cup heavy cream
● 1-ounce sugar
● 1 tsp vanilla extract
Bring the milk to a gentle boil on low heat. Meanwhile, whip the heavy cream and sugar in a medium-sized bowl and keep it aside to set. Once the milk is warm, take it off the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients until they are blended evenly. Add the mixture and 1 spoon of the whipped cream to a blender, and pour in the serving glass. Garnish this heavenly drink with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or sprinkles and serve immediately!
Gingerbread Weed Men
Warning! If you already have the munchies, these cookies might just give you more! This gingerbread cookie recipe will change your party from Christmas to Cannabismas!
● 3.5 oz package butterscotch pudding mix
● 1/2 cup cannabutter
● 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
● 1 egg
● 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
● 1/2 tsp baking soda
● 1.5 tsp ginger powder
● 1 tsp ground cinnamon
● 1 tsp clove powder
In a medium bowl, combine the pudding mix, melted cannabutter, and brown sugar, and mix until it becomes smooth. Then add one egg, flour, ginger & clove powder, cinnamon, and baking soda and mix evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for one hour. Then, preheat the oven to 350°F. While the oven heats up, roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it is ¼ inch thick. Cut out cookies with a cookie cutter and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Cook for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. To be more creative, use marijuana inspired cookie cutters!
Get festive with these cannabis inspired decorations!
Cannabis Inspired Ornaments
Take your creativity to a new level this Christmas with marijuana leaf tree toppers, old weed containers as ornaments, and pre rolled joints instead of candy canes!
Stuff your stockings with 14 mm glass bowls, lighters, grinders, rolling papers, cannabis-infused candy, or even your favorite strain!
You heard that right! The cannabis plant is technically a tree, so why not throw some ornaments on it, place some gifts underneath and have a lit Christmas! You can even use unharvested bud as natural ornaments!
Gifts for Your Stoner “Friends”
Get into the giving spirit and surprise that special 420 pal in your life with a gift they’ll never forget!
Box it Up!
Keep your loved ones guessing by wrapping up a water pipe and placing it under your Christmas tree! They won’t be able to take the anticipation! Make sure to tape it up well so you can tell if someone has been peeking!
Lighters & Grinders
For people who are too particular about their pipe, you can consider gifting other accessories like lighters, grinders, storage jars, protective pouches, cannabis-infused candy, or even their favorite strain!
If your stoner friend loves gardening, there can’t be anything better than a cannabis plant kit. You can even treat them with a free guide on how to grow the herb better for them to be ready with a Canna tree for the upcoming seasons.
Reinvent Old Traditions
Take your favorite Christmas traditions and add a 420 twist! Remember the hidden Christmas Pickle? Now, how about modernizing that family tradition! Whoever finds the pickle in the tree first, gets to enjoy the first bowl of Christmas…directly from the Christmas Pickle Pipe!
The Advent Cannabis Calendar
For those of you without kids, replace the chocolate in an advent calendar with a new strain or edible for each day! This year, our family has two calendars, kids and adults. Some days are boozy chocolates, some days are CBD and THC Gummy Bears and some days are dank nugs of Blackberry Kush.
Mistletoe and Wreaths
Kiss your special someone under a mistletoe made from the Cannabis leaves or, decorate your front door to let all the Carollers who come calling know your house is 420 Friendly. Dispensaries in California and Washington are offering both, some even have shipping options!
A wise elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” Put a unique spin on karaoke buy singing nothing but weed inspired Christmas songs like “Weed Wish You a Marijuana Christmas” by Cheeba Kong or some music off of Snoop Dogg’s “Christmas in The Dogg house” album!
Remember, there is always room for cannabis in the holidaze! So, grab your favorite strain, call your friends, and have a Merry Cannabismas!